God’s Providence House is a family owned, and run, traditional English tea room and licensed restaurant. We offer a selection of menus from delicious full English breakfasts to light lunches and fantastic home made cakes. We source our produce from across the island whenever possible, meaning our food is made with fresh and tasty local ingredients!
Robin Crawley is our manager and front of house, he is a happily married father of four with over 12 years’ experience in the hospitality trade. Robin has enjoyed working in pubs, hotels and wine bars, both in London and, since meeting and marrying an ‘Island girl’, across the Isle of Wight.
David Crawley our head chef, started work as a barman part-time whilst training to be a plumber; it was here he was asked to help in the kitchen where it was soon discovered he had a passion and talent for cooking! He soon changed his career choice. David trained for two years at The Royal Hotel, Ventnor, and has since worked in pubs and restaurants around the Island. His real love is fine dining, something he plans to introduce to God’s Providence House when the time is right. For now, David intends to make Afternoon Tea something special! He is passionate about his cooking and wants to offer fresh, not fast, food using the best ingredients possible.
Bob Crawley manages the financial side of the business, after nearly 40 years in banking he keeps the books balanced, and for ‘relaxation’ is treasurer of his local church and Chairman of his local cricket club. Whilst Sandra Crawley does her part by tasting and testing the food! A hard job but someone has to do it!
Most of the staff within the tea rooms have been working here for many years and have given us a lot of help in trying to return God’s Providence House to the place that so many people remember fondly. We want to make the whole experience of eating here an enjoyable one, with good food, friendly helpful staff and a unique setting; there can’t be many restaurants in a Grade II listed building as wonderful as God’s Providence House – infact we are one of only 60 beautiful Grade II listed buildings on the whole island!